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Hike Loop trail to Rappenstein summit

Loop trail to Rappenstein summit

Elevation

Min: 4193 ft
Max: 7037 ft
Uphill: 3281 ft
Downhill: 3281 ft
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The principality of Liechtenstein is considered to be an exotic country compared to its bordering neighbours. Yes, Liechtenstein is way smaller than Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Being inhabited by approximately 37,000 people, Liechtenstein might surely not be the largest country, but has certainly 160 km² of beautiful mountainous land to offer.

 

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last update on Oct 30, 2019
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Difficulty
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Distance: 8.7 miles
Duration:5 h
Loop trail
Min: 4193 ft
Max: 7037 ft
Uphill: 3281 ft
Downhill: 3281 ft

Trail characteristics

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Interesting facts

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  • With an overall length of 9 miles the hike is among the 5 longest hikes in Liechtenstein available on TouriSpo.
  • Elevated between 4193 ft and 7037 ft, the hike is among the 3 highest elevated hikes in Liechtenstein. You're facing an uphill climb of 1000 vertical meters on this hike. This makes the hike one of the 3 hikes with the most ascent in Liechtenstein.
  • Hiking boots are not required, but the hike might be more enjoyable with sturdy footwear (especially in wet conditions). If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.

Route description

From Steg the first stop is the mountain inn "Sücka". At Kulm turn left onto Gratweg. The trail leads over the main ridge of the Liechtenstein Alps and partly through a forest.

At the Goldlochspitz the ascent to the Rappenstein begins. At the summit cross a panoramic view over the Rhine Valley, the peaks of the Glarus and Appenzell Alps and, in good weather, Lake Constance awaits hikers

From the summit descend to Alp Gapfahl and then into Valünatal. The stream leads back to Steg.

Eating options available

Where to eat

You can stop for refreshments at the starting point of your tour, in the mountain inn "Sücka". 

Videos

Wanderung zum Rappenstein - 20.10.2017 | 02:21
Rappenstein 2222m
Liechtenstein

Highlights of the tour

On beautiful days the view extends from the summit of the Rappenstein to Lake Constance.

Equipment

Solid footwear is essential.

Getting here

By public transport:

From Vaduz there is a bus line 21 to Steg, a town in the municipality of Triesenberg from where many hikes start.

Contact

Liechtenstein Marketing
Äulestrasse
9490
Vaduz
Phone+423 239 63 63
Fax+423 239 63 01
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